We will go hungry — Sto. Niño vendors affected by Quincentennial Celebrations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vendors whose daily sustenance is reliant on their day-to-day profit will be the silent sufferers through the grand celebration of the First Baptism in the country. In their eyes, they will be…

Archbishop Palma receives first dose of vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 04/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said he already received the first dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine last week. This was confirmed by Palma in a press briefing with the members of the media…

Cebu City motorists warned of road closures, no parking zones on April 14

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motorists here are reminded of road closures and no parking zones to be implemented on April 14, 2021, for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the first baptism in the country. Since…

Cebu City dad wants SBLB to study putting up bike lanes in upland barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco, the City Council’s chairperson for the committee on transportation, is asking the Sugbo Bike Lanes Board (SBLB) to study the possibility of putting up bike lanes in roads…

32 ‘wasted’ COVID vaccines in Region 7 minimal, says DOH7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas has 32 unused COVID-19 vaccines that were put to waste, the regional health office here reported. The Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) on April 12, 2021 confirmed to reporters…

More checkpoints to be set up in Cebu City – Ligan

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Expect more checkpoints in Cebu City in the coming days especially during the weekends. Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) chief, said this during a press briefing on Monday, April…

Consolacion fire: 35 families displaced, 26 houses razed

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A two-hour fire in Sitio Palma, District 4 in Barangay Pulpogan Consolacion has displaced 35 families after it razed 26 houses at past noon today, April 12. Fire Officer 2 (FO2) Edmar Tuñacao,…

11,000 medical frontliners in CV complete COVID inoculation sked

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 11,000 healthcare workers in Central Visayas have already completed their COVID-19 inoculation. But health officials still need to administer the first dose of the vaccine to at least 59,683 medical frontliners.…

Cebu City police says liquor ban helped in decreasing COVID cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials and law enforcers in Cebu City welcomed the continuous decline of COVID-19 cases, especially after recording its lowest number of new infections since January 1, 2021. And the police attributed this…

Number of COVID cases in Lapu-Lapu drops to 882

Doris C. Bongcac 04/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Local officials in Lapu-Lapu City have reported a drop in the new cases of the coronavirus disease last week. Still, Nagiel Bañacia said that this should not be used as a reason to…

Active cases in Cebu City down to 912

Morexette Marie Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City continues to experience a downtrend in new COVID-19 cases. As of April 11, the latest bulletin from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) show that the city’s active cases…

ECQ ‘wasted’ as gov’t still has no clear plans – doctors

Donna Pazzibugan 04/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was “wasted” since the long-term changes necessary to prevent another surge of COVID-19 cases were not implemented. “We re-emphasize that…

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